Workplace Soft Skills vs. Hard Skills – Which are More Important?

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Hard skills and soft skills are two skill sets employers consider when evaluating job candidates. Hard skills are easier to identify and measure during the screening and interview processes. Soft skills are intangible and more difficult for an employer to measure. So is one set of skills more important than the other? Hard Skills Let’s […]

Why You Need to Invest in Your Employees

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Investing in your employees is an important thing for any company to do. But surprisingly, some companies don’t have that mindset – especially when the job market is weak and employers think their workers don’t have other job opportunities to pursue. In doing some research for this post, our team came across a great Twitter […]

Get Some HR News You Can Use

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Summertime is just around the corner…and vacationers will soon be making their way to beaches and mountains all across the country. Can’t you just taste it? And even though vacations are meant for taking time away from work, a lot of people take advantage of the downtime to catch up on some work-related reading like […]

Send Your Employees on Vacation

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According to a report from the U.S. Travel Association, Americans are taking less vacation time than at any point in the last four decades. In 2013, employees took an average of 16 vacation days, compared to 20.3 days in 2000. This equals a loss of 169 MILLION days of Paid Time Off (PTO) across the […]

Employment Outlook for College Grads

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Great news for 2015 college grads in CT and throughout the U.S. – a brand new study from CareerBuilder reports that 65% of employers plan to hire recent college graduates this year, which is the highest percentage since 2007. The survey of over 2,000 hiring managers and HR professionals was conducted nation-wide in February and […]

5 Time Management Techniques That Will Change Your Life

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If you’re an ace at managing your time throughout your chaotic work or school day, you’re one lucky gal or guy. Lots of people struggle with effective time management. Why is that? It seems simple enough – you have a list of things to do, now get to crossing everything off your list, right? If […]

Why Work with a WBE-Certified Recruiter?

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State of CT Supplier Diversity: Women Owned, Small/Minority Business Enterprise

More companies today are looking to partner with small or minority-owned businesses because of the benefits it brings. Many states have robust supplier diversity programs that help connect small and minority businesses with government agencies or private enterprises that need their product or service. And the partnership is beneficial for both parties. Through CT’s Supplier […]

A Look at CT Salary Trends

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So we’re a few months into 2015. Do you feel like your career is on the right path or are you thinking about making a change? Whichever camp you fall into, it’s always interesting to know how your paycheck measures up to others. Here’s a quick overview of CT salary trends for 2015, as reported […]